Washington /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/ is a male given name and a surname. It most frequently refers to George Washington (1732–1799), the first President of the United States of America. Origin and dissemination [edit ]
The name itself is a name of origin and refers to
place names in England, such as Washington, Tyne and Wear, from which the ancestors of George Washington are said to have come .
The word became a surname in 1183 when William de Hertburn took the name William de Wassyngtona.
In 1657 the name came to Virginia; from 1789 to 1797 George Washington was president. Since this time the given name spread throughout the USA as patriotic. In addition to a genealogical origin of the name, it is also (as with [1 ] Abraham Lincoln and other persons associated with abolition of slavery in America) a favored assumed name of freed slaves and thus a widely spread surname of their progeny in the black population of the USA.
The name appears also as a male given name, often as a second or third name in honor of George Washington.
Name origin is not England, but the Americas and is an english pronunciation of Washitaw. The name derives from the ancient indigenous peoples of North America. Other mis-nomers are Wichita and Washita (as in the Washita River, Washita Massacre).
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surname historically derived from the English place name. George Washington (1732–1799), American general and first president of the United States Augustine Washington (1694–1743), Virginian planter, father of George Washington Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), American civil rights leader, educator and author Bushrod Washington (1762–1829), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Claudell Washington (born 1954), American baseball player Craig Anthony Washington (born 1941), American politician Dennis Washington (born 1934), American businessman Denzel Washington (born 1954), American actor Dinah Washington (1924–1963), American singer Eric Washington (born 1974), American basketball player Fredi Washington (1903–1994), American actress Geno Washington (born 1943), American singer Grover Washington, Jr. (1943–1999), American jazz saxophonist Harold Washington (1922–1987), American politician Henry Stephens Washington (born 1867), American geologist Herb Washington (born 1951), American sprinter and baseball player Isaiah Washington (born 1963), American actor Jack Washington (1910–1964), American jazz saxophonist Joe Washington (born 1953), American football player John David Washington (born 1984), American football player John P. Washington (1908–1943), Roman Catholic priest and lieutenant in the US Army Justine Washington (born 1940), American singer Keith Washington (born 1960), American singer Kelley Washington (born 1979), American football player Kermit Washington (born 1951), American basketball player Kerry Washington (born 1977), American actress Lawrence Washington (1602–1655), English rector, great-great-grandfather of George Washington Lawrence Washington (1659–1698), Virginian planter, grandfather of George Washington Lawrence Washington (1718–1752), Virginian soldier, half-brother of George Washington Martha Washington (1731–1802), American first lady, wife of George Washington MaliVai Washington (born 1969), American tennis player Mashona Washington (born 1976), American tennis player Megan Washington (born 1986), Australian singer-songwriter Ned Washington (1901–1976), American lyricist Rico Washington (born 1978), American baseball player Ron Washington (born 1952), American baseball manager and player Sabrina Washington (born 1978), British singer-songwriter Tyree Washington (born 1976), American sprinter U L Washington (born 1953), American baseball player Walter Washington (1915–2003), American politician William Washington (1752–1810), American soldier William D. Washington (1833–1870), American painter William Henry Washington (1813–1860), American politician Given name [edit ]
Washington as a male
given name is derived from the surname. It is particularly popular in the United States and South America, evoking the memory of George Washington. Washington Sebastián Abreu (born 1976), Uruguayan football player Washington Abdala (born 1959), Uruguayan politician Washington Beltrán Barbat (1885–1920), Uruguayan politician Washington Beltrán (1914–2003), Uruguayan politician, son of the former Washington Bartlett (1824–1887), American politician Washington Benavides (born 1930), Uruguayan poet and musician Washington Carrasco (born 1941), Uruguayan popular musician Washington Carrasco Fernández, Chilean minister Washington Cataldi (1923-1996), Uruguayan football executive and politician Washington Etchamendi (born 1921), Uruguayan football trainer Washington Stecanela Cerqueira (born 1975), Brazilian football player Washington Duke (1820–1905), American industrialist Washington González (born 1955), Uruguayan footballer Washington Irving (1783–1859), American author Washington Luna (1938-2009), Uruguayan singer Washington Olivera (born 1954), Uruguayan coach and former footballer Washington Roebling (1837–1926), American civil engineer Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa (1869–1957), Brazilian politician Washington César Santos (born 1960), Brazilian football player Washington Silva (disambiguation), several people Oscar Washington Tabárez (born 1947), manager of the Uruguayan national football team Washington Tais (born 1972), Uruguayan footballer References [edit ] See also [edit ]